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15 Fun Baby Shower Themes to Welcome the New Arrival

baby shower themes: Dessert table with cake, cookies, candies and colorful decorations

There’s nothing more exciting than expecting a bundle of joy. To help you plan the most memorable celebration to welcome the new baby, we’ve created this list of the best baby shower themes, including decor tips and matching themed digital invitations. From woodland adventures to space exploration, there’s something here for everyone. Even better, these ideas make fantastic gender-neutral baby shower ideas — perfect for baby boys and baby girls.
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How to Throw the Ultimate Backyard Party

A group of friends having a toast during a backyard party

There’s no place like home. With most party locations off the list and the need to adapt to smaller gatherings, a backyard party is the perfect way to celebrate with your closest loved ones in a safe way. Here’s everything you need to know about planning and styling the backyard party of your dreams.
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Step Right Up For a Day of Fun With These Carnival Theme Party Ideas

carnival theme party: Child in clown costume against a yellow background with confetti floating around

Hosting an event is all about having fun. What’s more fun than throwing the most magical and spectacular circus affair in town? It’ll be a day under the big tent filled to the brim with fair food, carnival games, and stuffed animal prizes. If you’re thinking of hosting a circus or carnival theme party, we’re here to help.

Come one, come all for a day filled with magic, wonder, and laughter at a carnival theme party. Whether you’re hosting a kid’s first birthday party or going all out for a bridal shower bash, you’ll find tips on everything from circus party decor to carnival-themed games and tasty treats. With these ideas, your circus party is sure to be a roaring success.

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15 Magical Mermaid Theme Party Ideas for Any Celebration

mermaid theme party: Mermaid Magic Invitation against a white, wooden background

Mermaid-themed parties are so much fun to plan. You can really get creative with your color choices, room decor, and party games. Plus, you can add an underwater twist to so many delicious snacks and treats! 

To help you plan the perfect mermaid theme party, here are a few of our favorite tips to inspire you. We’ve included decor ideas, party food inspiration, and some of our top mermaid theme party invitations too.
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Create New Memories With These 16 Family Reunion Ideas

family reunion ideas: Woman taking a photo of her entire family at the dinner table

Tasked with planning a family reunion, but don’t know where to start? Look no further. We’re here to help you plan an incredible event with some of our best family reunion ideas. You’ll find activities, planning tips, and ways to get together even throughout the pandemic. 
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Create a Buzz With These Virtual Happy Hour Ideas

Woman having a virtual happy hour with her friends

Time to get happy! OK, we’ll admit that at the beginning of the pandemic, we all went a little overboard with virtual happy hours and online dinner parties. Between staying in touch with our loved ones and trying online team building activities for our newly remote jobs, it seemed like everyone had three virtual happy hours a week. 

If you didn’t have virtual event fatigue by month two of COVID quarantine, then you are a social superstar. But, as coronavirus has carried on, many people have gotten pickier about which virtual events they’re willing to attend. 

If you want your guests to get excited about your online happy hour, you need to stand out from the crowd. (This is especially important for companies that want their team members to have real fun, not just mandatory fun.) 

So, we’ve gathered up our favorite virtual happy hour ideas to help you knock the virtual socks off your guests. Even if your guests have been to a dozen virtual happy hours, they’ve never experienced a happy hour like this before. 
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Host a Paparazzi-Worthy Red Carpet Event With These Top Tips

Lady attending a red carpet event

We can just picture it: The limo pulls up, the door opens, the paparazzi cameras flash, and you step out onto the red carpet. Whether you’re planning a corporate event, a milestone birthday party, or even just a movie buff’s special occasion, a red carpet event can add instant glamor. 

You don’t need to own a Valentino gown or have a guest list full of celebs to throw a red carpet soirée (although, if you do, can we come?). Rolling out the red carpet works for any big occasion and any small occasion that’s a big deal to you. You can host a formal event at a venue or have a just-for-fun red carpet party in your own home. 

Here’s a look at a few of our favorite reasons to throw a red carpet event, plus event planning tips for formal affairs and fun theme parties. 
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How To Plan a Memorable Groundbreaking Ceremony

groundbreaking ceremony invitation from Greenvelope

Your construction project is about to hit the ground running. Celebrate this huge step forward with a memorable groundbreaking ceremony. It’s the perfect way to share the news and get the community excited about what’s to come.

But what is a groundbreaking ceremony, exactly? And how do you plan and host one? Here’s our simple guide to groundbreaking ceremonies and planning a standout event.
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Throw the Perfect Masked Bash With These Masquerade Party Ideas

Masquerade party: Gold masks on pink background

You could throw a costume party. But you’re looking for something classier — something a little less bobbing for apples and a little more drinking champagne with pinkies in the air. You’re looking for a masquerade ball. 

A masquerade party is the precursor to the modern-day costume party, but this elegant affair isn’t just for Halloween. Dressing up while donning masks makes an excellent party theme for bat mitzvahs, New Year’s Eve, fundraising galas, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and quinceañeras.

Whatever the occasion, we want to help you celebrate. To create a masked ball that’s better than you imagined, use this must-have guide to masquerade party themes, decorations, food, and invitations. 
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15 Party Games for Kids That’ll Bring Your Event to Life

Party games for kids: Child playing in inflatable tent

One of the most fun things about party planning is deciding which games and activities to include. Whether you’re hosting a small get-together at home or putting on a neighborhood celebration, the right games can transform the atmosphere. This is especially true when your guest list includes lots of little ones. Make your youngest guests feel right at home and take your event to the next level with these fun party games for kids. Expect classic games but with a new twist, and plenty of ideas on how to style these games around your party. There’s something for children of all ages — and plenty for those who are “kids at heart.”
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